Alcohol Liaison Service welcomes Yvette Cooper MP

Yvette Cooper MP paid a visit to Spectrum’s Alcohol Liaison Service on Friday 24 March to learn more about our work supporting hospital patients in Wakefield. Spectrum’s Alcohol Liaison Service (ALS), based in Pinderfields Hospital, provides tailored support for patients who arrive in Pinderfields with alcohol-related illness and injury. Established in 2013, the service has […]

Spectrum makes the shortlist for the Patient Safety Awards

It’s awards season for Spectrum – and we’re kicking off spring in style with three shortlisted entries for the Patient Safety Awards. Spectrum’s Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) team has been chosen as a finalist in the Learning Disabilities category for their innovative sex education programme, which supports students to develop a better understanding of […]

Spectrum attends the Wakefield District Frailty and Resilience Conference

Spectrum’s Alcohol Liaison Service (ALS) will join Age UK Wakefield District and other local healthcare partners at the Frailty and Resilience Conference on 16 March. Led by Age UK Wakefield District, this year’s Conference aims to encourage discussion of issues surrounding frailty, particularly the recognition of frailty as a long-term condition affecting people in later […]

Spectrum wins at the BJN Awards!

Spectrum nurses from HMP Full Sutton scored a double victory at the British Journal of Nursing (BJN) Awards in London on Friday 10 March. Lead Nurse Carole Robinson was named Renal Home Therapies’ Nurse of the Year for her work in supporting patients with a Home Haemodialysis Programme (aiming to reduce stays in hospital for patients […]

Stay safe on Valentine’s Day

If you’re in the mood for love this Valentine’s Day, remember to protect your health and prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) by practicing safe sex. Valentine’s is often described as the most romantic day of the year, and it’s a time when many couples are most likely to be intimate –  so making sure that […]

Castleford scheme tackles under-age drinking

Community partners in Castleford are tackling underage drinking through a new scheme which ‘scores’ off-licences against a set of harm prevention standards. Led by Community Alcohol Partnerships (CAP) and Spectrum Community Health CIC, retailers are being encouraged to promote the legal drinking age and raise awareness of harms caused to families and communities by underage […]

New number for Wakefield District

Spectrum’s sexual health service at the Trinity Walk Clinic, Wakefield has a temporary new phone number: 01924 846628 Patients looking for support with sexual health queries can also email: Wakefield.SHARP@spectrum-cic.nhs.uk.

New PHE report calls for greater awareness of high blood pressure

A new report published by Public Health England (PHE) is calling for greater awareness of high blood pressure and increased testing. According to PHE, only half of adults in England know their blood pressure or were tested recently – and another 5.5 million could be undiagnosed, leaving them at greater risk of heart attack, stroke […]

Spectrums wins Primary Care contract for Fieldhead Hospital

Spectrum Community Health has been selected to continue as provider of South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s Primary Care service at Fieldhead Hospital (Wakefield) for the next three years. Spectrum has a small primary care team based within the secure units at the Hospital, and this fantastic news means the continuation of a very […]

NHS England announces over £3.5 million of new funding for the New Care Model Vanguards in Wakefield

On 15th of December, NHS England announced over £3.5 million of new funding to support and spread the work of the two New Care Model Vanguards in the Wakefield district. The Vanguards are partnerships of NHS, local government, voluntary, community and other organisations that are implementing plans to improve the healthcare people receive, prevent ill […]